Blaine was born November 27, 1962 in Olathe, KS to Betty (Turner) and Gerald Lee Hougland. He graduated from Olathe High School in 1981, and went on to attend the University of Kansas studying Architectural Engineering.
Blaine is survived by his strong and faithful family, including the love of his life and “Sweet Cheeks” Connie Loveall Hougland, children Brittany Hougland, Caleb (Andrea) Hougland, Brennen (Jennifer) Hougland, and Carmen Hougland, his grandchildren Hudson and Sawyer Hougland, and Mason and Miles Hougland. He is also survived by his brothers Steve (Janet) Hougland, Mike (Nancy) Hougland, and sister Allison Hougland.
Having dedicated the last 25 years to the youth soccer community in both Kansas and Missouri, Blaine spent the majority of his days out on the pitch – from coaching his own sons and stewarding young referees, to reminding parents that their role on the fields are to spectate and encourage their kids, not take on the job he’s been certified for – Blaine built a legacy that will continue to impact the game for generations to come.
Through his servant heart and genuine dedication to spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ, Blaine exemplified what it means to be His hands and feet. Just as the Father loves us, Blaine took on his role as a husband, father and Papa with stride and it’s through his shining example that we love, because he loved us so well.
May his soul rest in the Lord’s embrace.
A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, April 8, 2022, 11:00 AM, at Journey Bible Church in Olathe, KS. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a donation to a fund they’ve setup in honor of Blaine’s legacy called “Go Blue for Blaine”. You can view more information on the fund and service at www.GoBlueForBlaine.com.
A Final Whistle ceremony will also be held in Blaine’s honor at the Kansas State Cup on the morning of Saturday, June 4th, 2022. More information will be available at Click Here to donate.
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